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My doctor told me I had bacterial vaginosis and said that doxycycline would clear it up or in case I had chlamydia it would clear it up to is that tru?

My doctor told me I had bacterial vaginosis and said that doxycycline would clear it up or in case I had chlamydia it would clear it up to is that tru?

Doxycycline: Is not the treatment of choice for BV but it may work depending on what u have, doxy should get rid of chlamydia if u have that, I assume u had cultures cause that will show exactly what u have as u can have BV and std at the same time, the treatment of choice for BV is Clindesse vag cream, or Metrogel or oral flagyl. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis 2 x in year. One side pain, ? PID? Can doxycycline & metronidazole alone work? No std, no tubo abscess. .

Diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis 2 x in year. One side pain, ? PID? Can doxycycline & metronidazole alone work? No std, no tubo abscess. .

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is correctly treated by both metronidazole and/or doxycycline although the latter is often less effective due to bacterial resistance. The unilateral pain is of more concern for a fallopian tube infection and an ultrasound first and secondly a laparoscopy can help delineate. Or rule out that concern. Hopefully, your MD also did STD testing as some STD's are often masked by BV. ...Read more

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How can bacterial vaginosis be treated?

How can bacterial vaginosis be treated?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis can be treated with metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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Should my partner need to be treated if I have bacterial vaginosis?

Should my partner need to be treated if I have bacterial vaginosis?

No, unless chronic.: Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. That means if you have bacterial vaginosis, you will not pass it to your sexual partner. However, recurrent bacterial vaginosis infections may require that you be cultured for chlamydia and if positive your boyfirend may also need treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat my bacterial vaginosis?

How to treat my bacterial vaginosis?

See your doctor: Bv is highly treatable with certain prescription antibiotics. There is not much to do over the counter. ...Read more

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How do I treat bacterial vaginosis and prevent recurrence?

How do I treat bacterial vaginosis and prevent recurrence?

See your gyn: You need a culture script meds, and if you take acidolphilus pills or probiotcis daily, either of those is preventative. ...Read more

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I am treated for bacterial vaginosis but still have discharge. What can it be?

I am treated for bacterial vaginosis but still have discharge. What can it be?

Difficult to say: Vaginal discharge and irritation or odor can be caused by many things, bv, yeast infections, sexually transmitted diseases, dermatitis (or skin irritation/rashes), sensitivities to condoms, or detergents, just to name some. Some discharge is normal, that is the first thing to remember, but if there is a foul odor, or inflammation - it may be due to one of these treatable causes. Bv can also recur. ...Read more

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Do you guys suggest me to take rephresh pro b 30 capsule pills to treat my bacterial vaginosis?

Do you guys suggest me to take rephresh pro b 30 capsule pills to treat my bacterial vaginosis?

Maybe: Some women treat BV with Metronidazole as a vaginal insert or as an oral pill. Other women swear by probiotics. There's no harm in trying the probiotics. If they don't work, then return to doctor for rx. I had a patient that used an OB tampon and covered it in plain yogurt and swore this cured her bv. Also consider what may have provoked infxn in first place and try to eliminate that. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I treat bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: Avoid Douching!!! Bacterial vaginosis is treated with metronidazole or clindamycin. ...Read more

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How can you treat bacterial vaginosis?

How can you treat bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotics: Bv can be treated by either the oral version of a drug called Metronidazole or there is a vaginal suppository version of this same medication. One caution with this medication is that it cannot be mixed with alcohol or it can cause severe nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How do I fully treat bacterial vaginosis?

How do I fully treat bacterial vaginosis?

Antibiotics: Usually we use Flagyl 500mg twice daily for 5 days.

http://www. Cascadewomenshealth. Org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/management%20of%20vaginal%20and%20vulvar%20infections%20and%20discomfort/bacterial%20vaginosis. Pdf. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat bacterial vaginosis?

What can I do to treat bacterial vaginosis?

See your doctor: Bv is highly treatable with certain prescription antibiotics. There is not much to do over the counter. ...Read more

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How can I treat bacterial vaginosis at home?

Check up: Bv usually needs to be treated by prescription antibiotics. If you have frequent recurrences, talk to your doctor about possible ways to balance your pH and keep the vaginal bacteria in better balance. Some people used over the counter products such as rephresh or luvena. Some physicians use vaginal suppositories containing boric acid, but these need to be made by a compounding pharmacist. ...Read more

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Plz tell me how do you treat bacterial vaginosis?

Plz tell me how do you treat bacterial vaginosis?

I use Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vag: Supp or cream, you can also use Metrogel or Metronidazole pills, Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) usually works the best, you should get a culture because there are many differnet bact that can cause bv, see your gyn. ...Read more

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What can you take to treat a bacterial vaginosis?

Bacterial vaginosis: You can do nothing and the vaginosis will clear up or you can consult your doctor and he can take a culture and give you a specific antibiotic for the cause. ...Read more

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Will men have to be treated for bacterial vaginosis if his spouse has it?

Will men have to be treated for bacterial vaginosis if his spouse has it?

Generally not: More BV information here:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/bv/stdfact-bacterial-vaginosis. Htm. ...Read more

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Why does bacterial vaginosis keep recurring every month after I treat it?

Why does bacterial vaginosis keep recurring every month after I treat it?

Bacterial vaginosis: The bacteria responsible for this can be difficult to erase, and is easily acquired by sexual activity. What causes a "discharge, odor and other symptoms" is not always a bacterial agent, but can be multiple other organisms, including parasitic ones. Since this seems to be difficult to eradicate, see your gyn provider for an exam, possible wet smear, and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis I can find and treat at home?

Several: Common symptoms of bacterial vaginosis include a thin discharge, which may or may not be irritating. Also a foul or fishy odor, especially after intercourse. Treatment includes either vaginal antibiotic cream or oral medication, also using boric acid suppositories (usually available by prescription and made up in a compounding pharmacy) to lower the vaginal ph. ...Read more

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I've had bacterial vaginosis on and off for a year. Does my husband need to get treated?

Bacterial vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is usually caused by an overgrowth of a organism called gardenerella. This is usually not sexually transmited. Unless your husband has symptoms, he should not need treatment. ...Read more

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I am busy with my work and family and don't have time for bacterial vaginosis. How can I treat it fast?

I am busy with my work and family and don't have time for bacterial vaginosis. How can I treat it fast?

Need evaluation: You should see your gyn for evaluation and treatment. The evaluation process is very quick, involving examination of a vaginal sample under the microscope. ...Read more

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Can you treat and cure bacterial vaginosis with at home remedies or OTC products? If so which ones work best?

Can you treat and cure bacterial vaginosis with at home remedies or OTC products? If so which ones work best?

Metronidazole: This is RX in USA but may be OTC in Canada. Anyway, she should consult her Dr. This should be a routine thing in the Canadian health system. Forget about "home remedies". ...Read more

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In 3 years I've been treated 4 times for bacterial vaginosis. Why does it recur? Is it possible there's a bigger problem?

Recurrent Vaginosis: Bacterial vaginosis is a very nonspecific diagnosis. When there is no yeast in the vagina and there is a purulent vaginal discharge a diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis can be made. There could be other reasons such as endometritis causing this purulence or a cervicitis. Ask your gyno for help. Get a second opinion. See your doctor instead of your np. ...Read more

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If a woman is diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis does the male partner have to be treated as well? Can men get BV and pass it back to the female?

If a woman is diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis does the male partner have to be treated as well? Can men get BV and pass it back to the female?

BV: Men are almost never symptomatically infected by the organisms usually responsible for BV, but the skin of the penis can become contaminated with these bacteria and then they can be transmitted back to their sexual partner after she has been treated. It would help for the man to use a topical antibacterial substance while their female partner is being treated. ...Read more

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